Objet 3D printers approved for Sirona model production

February 21, 2012

In another technology partnership advancing the trend of new connections between leading CAD/CAM technologies, Sirona and Objet announced that Objet's 3D printing systems are now approved for the manufacture of printed dental models based on data in Sirona's design software. This is another step in the selectively open future of digital dentistry with technology companies carefully vetting each other's systems to create pathways for data transfer.

In another technology partnership advancing the trend of new connections between leading CAD/CAM technologies, Sirona and Objet announced that Objet's 3D printing systems are now approved for the manufacture of printed dental models based on data in Sirona's design software. This is another step in the selectively open future of digital dentistry with technology companies carefully vetting each other's systems to create pathways for data transfer.

The validation process means the systems will know how to talk with each other and critical details from a Sirona model design will not be lost when sent to an Objet printer for production. Knowing who a technology company has partnered with and what inputs or outputs are validated is now an important part of evaluating any prospective technology investment, and both Sirona and Objet have been proactive in looking to forge these technology bridges. 

Read the full press release below:

Sirona Dental Systems Validate and Approve Objet to Offer Complete Dental Model Production to their Worldwide Resellers and Dental Lab Customers

Bensheim, Germany and Rehovot, Israel, February 21, 2012 -- Sirona (Nasdaq:SIRO), the dental technology leader, today announced its latest collaboration with Objet Ltd. (Rehovot, Israel), the innovation leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing. Sirona has approved Objet's 3D Printing Systems for the manufacture of custom printed dental models. The approval is a milestone in Objet and Sirona’s long term relationship. Sirona’s worldwide reseller partners and their dental lab customers will now be able to benefit from Objet’s ultra-thin layer, high resolution 3D printing systems.

"Sirona offers maximum flexibility to its reselling partners and their dental lab customers utilizing Objet 3D Printing solutions," says Mr. Peter Fornoff, Director of R&D Hardware at Sirona. “We believe that this collaboration will make it possible for dental laboratories to benefit from the ability to design models with our software and manufacture them on Objet 3D Printers and we look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration."

“This validation of Objet 3D Printing solutions by Sirona enables us to bring together the best in CAD/CAM dentistry technology for the benefit of dental labs worldwide." said Avi Cohen – Head of Medical Solutions at Objet. "Combining Sirona’s leading CAD/CAM solutions with Objet 3D printing systems in the dental market allows our dental lab customers to be more competitive, giving them a flexible and individual model production capability. “Sirona brings experience, knowledge, vision and the drive to move the global dental restorative technology forward,” concludes Avi Cohen. “Sirona continues to be a great source of inspiration for Objet, and we look forward to working with them on future projects.”

About Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.

Sirona, the dental technology leader, has served dealers and dentists worldwide for more than 130 years. Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), digital intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment centers and hand-pieces. Visit www.sirona.com for more information about Sirona and its products.

About Objet
Objet Ltd. is a leading provider of high quality, cost effective inkjet-based 3D printing systems and materials. A global company, Objet has offices in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and India.

Objet’s 3D printing systems and 3D printing materials are ideal for any company involved in the manufacture or design of physical products using 3D software or other 3D content. Companies using Objet’s solutions can be typically found in sectors such as consumer goods & electronics, aerospace & defense, automotive, education, dental, medical and medical devices, architecture, industrial machinery, footwear, sporting goods, toys and service bureaus.

Founded in 1998, the company has thousands of customers worldwide including a substantial share of the relevant Fortune 100 and Fortune 500. Its award-winning technology (13 awards in 6 years) is based upon over 110 patents and patent pending inventions.

Objet’s advanced 3D printing systems and range of ABOUT 70 materials enable professionals to build prototypes that accurately simulate the true look, feel and function of an end-product, even complex, assembled goods. The Objet Connex™ line of multi-material 3D printers features the world’s only technology to simultaneously jet 2 materials. With this, users can print many different materials into a single part and print various mixed parts on the same build tray. Users can also create advanced composite materials, or Digital Materials™ featuring unique mechanical and thermal properties. Objet’s range of ABOUT 70 3D printing materials simulate properties ranging from rigid to rubber-like, transparent to opaque and standard to ABS-grade engineering plastics, with a large number of in-between shore grades and shades.

Objet’s 3D printers are available in a range of form-factors, from cost-effective desktop 3D printers ideal for entry-level professionals all the way to industrial-scale multi-material machines for front-line designers and top manufacturers. Objet’s 3D printers feature the industry’s highest-resolution 3D printing quality, based on 16-micron (0.0006 in.) super-thin layering, wide material versatility, office friendliness and ease of operation.

For more information, visit us at www.objet.com, and for more about 3D printing industry-related news, business issues and trends, read the Objet blog.